Irréversible DVD - 2002 French film directed by Gaspar Noé. When a woman is raped by a stranger, her friend and ex-husband decide to take justice into their own hands. The plot is told in reverse chronological order. This means that the early parts of the movie show the most distressing and difficult material and as the movie continues it gets progressively lighter, and therefore ends ironically on a happy ending. Told in reverse chronological order, IRREVERSIBLE follows two men through the streets of France in an effort to seek revenge on the man who had brutally raped and beaten their dear friend and lover, Alex. There is no mistake that this film is both clever and violent. Moving from extreme depravity to bittersweet serenity, this film is likely to affect viewers long after they have left the theater. Stars Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel and Albert Dupontel. Unrated (but very intense and graphic violence), 97 minutes.
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